Here’s great softest wood for carving woodworking projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of building with wood. Some of the softest wood for carving below can be completed in a weekend and others in just a few hours, either way all the projects will help you create something great out of wood. Balsa wood is great for models, like planes, that need to be very. Other woods with tight grain and relatively easy to carve are Butternut (although getting harder to find), Chestnut and some fruitwoods. I have carved almost everything, except black locust, which is extremely hard. Lime is good, but alot depends on whether you’re carving green or seasoned wood for most others.Green oak can carve really easily in my experience but I’m not sure of the exact species I’ve been using.
I’m pretty sure I can carve this piece of wood without coming close to cutting myself.
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